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Loosening knot

"Loosening knot" Continued...

Issue: "Realities: 2011-2020," Jan. 15, 2011

Keeping Score (keepingscore.org) is another music-related website, with materials drawn from a public television and radio program featuring the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Music samples, photographs, narration, and snippets of PBS video tell about the lives of significant composers and analyze one of their works. The website has in-depth materials on Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives, and Dmitri Shostakovich, and interactive features on Beethoven, Stravinsky, Copland, and Tchaikovsky.

LifestyleBasic training

Are your parents computer illiterates? Teach Parents Tech (teachparentstech.org) features short "how-to" videos that explain how to do simple things-cut and paste, enlarge on-screen text, change the wallpaper-and also things that those who just use computers as word processors may not know: making calls from computers, shortening a url, or uploading a video. The website's home page resembles a memo pad, complete with boxes to check off indicating recipient, a greeting, the selected video, a closing, and your name. After previewing the completed message, you just type in your email address and the email address of the recipient, and click send.

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.

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